Decided to escape the cold and relax for a few days before Christmas. Don't remember how I found the Cove but I fell in love with the pictures and all reviews were great. It is much prettier than the pics! It's just gorgeous and they have everything you need! I'd love to give it 5 points but there are still some things that need to be improved!
Rooms were clean & well designed and have everything you need. Very comfy bed & lovely Molton Brown toiletries. Drinking Water in the room was good. BUT missed a drawer or box in the closet to put in small things. Also the lotion was not filled up after it was empty. We booked a bush view room but were put in the sanctuary which was probably an upgrade but we'd prefer to be in the bush view to have more privacy. Had very loud neighbors who talked and smoked in front of their rooms till late. Also everybody passing our room could look inside and the lights outside were flickering all night causing a disco effect which I have read about in another review. Nevertheless the grounds were great and we spend most time outside. Service was outstanding - just minor incidents (ordered truffle fries but got regular, ordered normal beer and got light, ordered a specific kind of wine and got another one) - nevertheless everybody was very helpful and friendly and quick.
What was a real disappointed however was the food. It was expensive, pretentious and tasteless. I am a real foodie and have eaten at many great places in the world but this resort has to work on its food. The menu sounds terrific but it isn't. Breakfast for two costs 60, lunch 100 and dinner 200 - all including an automatic 18% gratuity - Which would be ok if the food was outstanding. Breakfast was good - no complaints. Lunch ok if you stay with the wraps and burgers with fries but salads were small and tasteless. But honestly no one needs sushi and if you serve it it has to be better! Other dishes were also boring and mediocre not worth the price. Wish the menu had more local and/or fish dishes. I know it's all imported but when you go up the street to the local places they serve fresh and tasty food for half the price. We went to Harbor Island and had the best food on our entire trip for less money.
Nevertheless we had a great time and we'd love to return one day...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Bahamian island legend, reborn with more style, more luxury ... And far fewer cares in the world. An intimate destination set up on the Caribbean's most beautiful pink sand beach. The Cove, Eleuthera's guest rooms and suites have been extensively renovated to blend urban chic with island charm. The new owner and management at The Cove. Eleuthera have over 20 years of hotel experience in the United States and have worked with the locals, training them to ensure that the same hospitality expectations in the states will be brought to The Cove, Eleuthera. We invite you for a visit, as Travel & Leisure said the "Best Secret Island on Earth" is closer than you thought! ... more less
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